Experience Hawaiian Paradise while helping with garden care and others

The Exchange

Maka Ainana Farm is a sustainable project working towards the beautification of organic gardens, orchards, and a revival towards Hawaii’s food security. A retreat-like setting on the island of Molokai, located on the foothills of Kaluahaha Valley with beautiful sweeping views of Mt. Kamoku and ocean views of the Pailolo channel.


15 hours of help per week

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Farming: Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

4 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Tent: You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Surfboards: You can use our surfboards as much as you want.

Surf lessons: Take free surf classes at the local beaches.

Holistic Therapies: You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.

Permaculture Course: Take part in our Permaculture course for free.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Beginner English

Between 21 and 57 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

The farm offers sustainable techniques in farming and Eco building opportunities. We are establishing fruit forests with ongoing plant and orchard maintenance. We are only requiring a low work trade of 15 hours weekly. This allows for lots of freedom and time to enjoy the pristine beauty of Molokai. We are growing Mangoes, avocados, citrus, and dozen of other exotic fruit and ornamental trees.

Activities & Shift

Work projects vary with seasonal weather and Eco based construction designs.


Maka Ainana is looking for hardworking individuals who have a passion for growing fruit trees and gardening, as well as interest in Eco construction. Volunteers should expect physical labor involving work outside, hands in the dirt. While previous farming experience is much preferred, past labor experience is mandatory and a requirement. HARD WORK. It is essential that candidates are committed to the farming lifestyle and all that it demands. Finding a good match between what our farm can offer and the needs or expectations of a visitor is important to us.